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Nov 27, 2012 via

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Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 anti-fascist speech from The Great Dictator, as a song. Subscribe for more like this!

Sources used:
The Great Dictator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH3zh2XHGVE&hd=1
WWII in HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqMlo51U_KQ
The Greatest Speech Ever Made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo

Lyrics:

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor, that’s not my business. I should like to help everyone if possible – Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich, and can provide for everyone. But we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls
Has barricaded the world with hate
We think too much and feel too little

More than machinery, we need humanity
More than cleverness, we need kindness
Without these qualities life would be violent
And all would be lost

Do not despair
The hate of men will pass
And dictators die
And the power they took from the people
Will return to the people

Let us all unite!
Let us fight for a new world
To do away with greed
Now let us fight to free the world
To fulfill that promise
Let us all unite!

Soldiers, don’t give yourselves to brutes
Men who despise you and slave you
Tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel
Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle

Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men
Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts
You are not machines
You are men

You the people have the power
To make this life free and beautiful
Let us use that power
To make this life a wonderful adventure

 

6 Comments

  1. That’s just plain AWESOME! :D

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  2. It’s been too long since I watched that film. Thank you for reminding me just how great the Great Dictator is.

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    • I’ve always wanted to see that myself, and this is the first time I’ve actually heard Chaplin speak. Rather interesting temporal accent…

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    • abutcherswife
    • Posted Wednesday, 5:58, December 5, 2012 at 5:58
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    I have never heard him speak either. I watched some of his early films when we were studying film, but I hadn’t seen this. Have to check out the film. This is awesome.

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  3. Reblogged this on The Light of God Never Fails and commented:
    Thank you, Troy. I will use this for inspiration during the course of my work.

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  4. Beautiful.

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